Daredevil: Born Again and Penguin TV series halted due to writers strike. While both shows have been targeted by pickets before, this time Daredevil: Born Again and Penguin will only resume filming after the strike is over.
Daredevil: Born Again and Penguin are the latest shows to impact the WGA strike. According to the WGA, writers want more pay because nearly half of them are paid the minimum wage. In addition, writers get paid residually for shows that go into syndication and are paid when shows rerun. Because of the way the streaming service worked under the old contract, the writers couldn’t earn residual income from the streaming show. One of the most prominent issues, along with many others, is the use of AI. The WGA wants to develop safeguards so that AI is used prudently.
Now the big studios are starting to feel the pressure, as Deadline reports that Disney has halted production on Daredevil: Born Again, and Warner Bros. has also suspended production on Penguin. Neither show will resume production until the writers’ strike is over. This is the third time Daredevil : Reborn has been discontinued. Also, Colin Farell joins the writers in a long line on the picket line outside the Paramount in Times Square.
Daredevil: Born Again is a revival of Netflix’s Daredevil series, which was canceled in 2018 along with other Netflix Marvel shows. The 18-episode Disney Plus series will follow Charlie Cox as he reprises his role as Matthew Murdoch. Cox most recently played Daredevil in Spider-Man : Nowhere to Return and She-Hulk. The series will also see the return of Jon Bernthal as The Punisher and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin.
Penguin, a spin-off series from Matt Reeves’ Batman, will stream on the Max. The series will see Farrell’s Penguin rise up in Gotham City. The series and Reeves’ films are not connected to the DCU. It’s unclear when the writers’ strike will end, and it could be a while before production resumes on both shows.
Daredevil: Born Again and Penguin are scheduled to premiere on Disney Plus and Max in 2024, respectively